Johol assemblyman dies after short illness

KUALA PILAH - Johol assemblyman Datuk Roslan Md Yusof died early yesterday following a short illness.

The 58-year-old second-term Barisan Nasional assemblyman died at the Tuanku Ampuan Najihah Hospital at about 4.45am where he had been admitted since Sunday.

Roslan, who had been undergoing physiotherapy for an old spinal injury, died of lung complications.

His eldest son Mohd Hafizi, 28, said Roslan was rushed to the hospital after his condition worsened on Sunday night.

"Initially he refused to go to the hospital, but agreed after being advised by the Mentri Besar (Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan)," Mohd Hafizi said at the family home in Kg Berambai near here.

Roslan is survived by his wife Datin Zawiyah Marzuki, 53, and eight children aged between 17 and 28.

His death will not result in a by-election as the Negri Sembilan state assembly had exceeded its three-year term. The assemblymen took their oath of office on April 27, 2008.

Mohamad Hasan and several assemblymen, including those from the Opposition, were among those who paid their last respects at his home here.

Roslan, who was also Kuala Pilah Umno division deputy head, won the Johol seat by defeating PAS' Kamarudin Md Tahir by a 1,263-vote majority in the last general election.

His remains were buried at the Kg Cabang Dua Muslim cemetery after zohor prayers.